How Long Does it Take to Drown?

by Katrina Cain on July 10, 2008

Well, you guys asked it, so I will answer it. It takes approximately 2 -3 minutes to lose consciousness and 5-10 minutes to die. Many people who have nearly drowned have permanent brain damage of a result of oxygen deprivation. In the U.S., drowning is the second most common cause of death in people under the age of 14.

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